HERE THERE BE DRAGONS!!!
The anole – just like the one you can buy in a pet store – is native to Texas and other parts of the southeastern U.S. Over the past few years, a few of them have decided that my yard is worthy of becoming their home. I call them Bush Dragons. To me, they look a little like tiny dragons. I have not yet found their hoard, but I’m certain it’s around here somewhere.
This spring in North Texas we had an abundance of rain. While the rain has all but quit for the summer months, the results of that rain are still around.
I have LOADS OF TOADS.
I think they’re toads. They certainly resemble what I would call a “normal” toad, but they are very small. The wife and I call them “micro-toads” since they are so small.
I guess the rain allowed for an abundance of “romantic destinations” this spring for what I thought was a meager toad population. We now have a significant amount of these miniature toads in the area. Go figure. I counted over a dozen in the backyard this morning.
With the rains subsiding for the summer, we are watering the back yard every other evening to keep the garden and plants in good condition. That is probably why I have so many in the yard. Toads tend to like damper areas, and we are providing that kind of environment. I certainly don’t mind having them around. They eat bugs (hopefully as many damned mosquitos as possible). Maybe they will help keep the bad bugs from the garden and other plants.
It’s nice having a bit of Nature in my backyard.
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